So I hear there's an H&M coming to Utah. Not so excited now that I know how cheaply made their clothes are. And especially now that I sew. But I probably will browse the store for ideas. Same goes for Forever 21. Or XXI or whatever they're calling it now.
On Friday, I wore a top that I really do like from Forever 21, only I realized that it was REALLY simple to make. About 20 minutes later, my sister-in-law asked me if I had sewn it; a question which reminded me that my mom asked me the same about the same shirt over Christmas break; a memory which set the wheels in motion...(semicolons?)
All I did was fold the original in half, trace, cut, sew, measure some knit for the waistband, sew, and add bias tape to the arm holes and neckline. So easy.
Here is the fabric. Pretty wacky, right? Love it. It's a slightly stretchy, thin knit.
Here's me sporting it with big hoop earrings: (btw, you'll notice a lil white piece on the shoulder in the second picture...yeah..that was the edge of the fabric where the name and the artist are printed...yeah..I'm not much of a perfectionist.)
I also took this picture, but there was just something a little off about it. Oh, that's right. I look dumb.